We have some pretty amazing menus planned so were very pleased to see how well equipped the kitchen is - not just an Aga but a second oven in the scullery behind, two dishwashers and plenty of matching crockery, cutlery and wine glasses!
It's my guess that either this house was once two or three houses or it is very ancient with rooms built on at random. There are lots of interconnecting corridors -
winding stair cases
and an arrow slit window or two
But there are also comfy bedrooms
a playing field!
The gardens surround the house (this is the gate to the front lawn)
Despite driving all the way there in the rain the weather was perfect when we arrived, I wonder if we shall be as lucky in October? The evenings will be drawing in by then but if the sun shines we could have elevenses and tea in the garden
Beside the old well
or if chilly beside the Aga
Lastly we met the neighbours, although they found us rather disappointing. Next time we will remember to bring polo mints!
We'll post more here as we get nearer the date, if you have already booked we hope you are as excited as we are!
Don't forget that after dinner on Friday we are planning to have a knitting 'Show-And-Tell' (triumphs and disasters) and at Saturday dinner the dress code is 'wear something woolly and glamorous'. Alli and Kathleen (or was it Alli or Kathleen?) suggested we might have a yarn swap too. If you have stash yarn you would like to swap post details on Ravelry (Forum - Gwlana - Small Wool Gathering Chat) of what yarn you have to swap and see what offers you get!
If you have not booked and are interested we are sorry that all the rooms in the manor are booked but about 2 miles down the road is a Best Great Western Hotel which charges £50 for bed and breakfast and we have six day tickets still for sale, you get to join in everything except the B&B!
If you are interested in a day ticket (this is for the whole weekend we cannot sell tickets for individual days) please e mail Catherine (chopkins2011 [at] gmail [dot] com ) and we will send you details.
Looking forward to seeing you all on October 11th
Catherine (and Jenny)
PS If I don't get my needles out I shall be wearing this skein of fab Tilly Thomas symphony lace with beads unknitted around my neck to Saturday night's dinner!